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  1. Distance: 2.10mi
  2. Distance: 15.65mi
  3. Distance: 26.16mi
  4. Distance: 30.53mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 2.10mi
  2. Distance: 15.65mi
  3. Distance: 26.16mi
  4. Distance: 30.53mi
  1. Distance: 2.10mi
  2. Distance: 15.65mi
  3. Distance: 26.16mi
  4. Distance: 30.53mi

Promotions

Sunday: Family paella £17.50
Dinner set menu: £22.50

Promotions

Sunday: Family paella £17.50
Details

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 6 - 20 People

Starts: 19 February 2018

Ends: 8 April 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00

Dinner set menu: £22.50
Details

Selection of 7 tapas.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 4 - 20 People

Starts: 19 February 2018

Ends: 8 April 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:30-21:30

About Vida Comida at The Swan

Vida Comida is a fantastic new tapas bar located in the historic Swan Yard, just off Cheap Street. Serving the most amazing range of authentic tapas from 11am to 11pm 7 days a week Rob Davies and his team have created a vibrant yet relaxed environment that is perfect for enjoying a wide selection of tasty little dishes.

Vida Comida at The Swan, The Swan Yard
Cheap Street
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3AX
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01935 816116

Website:
http://www.vidacomida.co.uk/

Parking Details:
Public car parking within 100m

Public Transport:
Sherborne train station within walking distance

Executive Chef:
Rob Davies

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining , Wine

Vida Comida at The Swan Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.3

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good Vegetarian Options (8)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

The food is immense, this is truly a hidden little gem for Sherborne.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Casual, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2018

Absolutely loved this visit. Great service and great good. This standard is normal across all of our visits however the ambience today just made it. Busier the better it seems.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 11 January 2018

A bit of Spain in Sherborne ! This restaurant never disappoints. the staff are always charming and efficient.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Berkshire)·Dined on 4 January 2018

A brave attempt to introduce the tapas scene to Sherborne. Really worth going to. Great food, and not expensive. Quick, friendly service.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

We had a lovely lunch there for 8 people of all ages. Great service and really good food. The staff were so friendly and we all loved it. I hope to go back soon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Excellent meal served by happy and busy staff. Started off slow but built up to a great service and knowledge shown by the staff.

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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 30 September 2017

We first came two years ago before the film festival and have been back many times since, good food and atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 26 September 2017

Very friendly and helpful. Delicious food. Good value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quick Bite, Seasonal
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food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Food was fantastic, service was great had a live band not so much was too loud but would go back might be a new family favourite

Tags: Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 8 August 2017

Great food and friendly service. Really enjoyed this place.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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food5
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 27 July 2017

Aaa overall very good but one of the waitresses a little unhelpful

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Fun, Cozy
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food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 21 July 2017

Excellent choice of food and drinks this tapas restaurnat is a great place for lunch or evenng meal

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Excellent food and cocktails served in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 22 June 2017

Went here with in-laws for an anniversary meal. Great food and very good staff who managed to be attentive without being overbearing. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Authentic
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 10 May 2017

Had a lovely totally relaxed evening celebrating my daughter's birthday. Great food, very helpful staff and gluten-free options available. Thank you for all your help regarding GF menu. We will be back.

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 26 April 2017

We have just discovered this place and love going there. The food is delicious and authentic with a good range of beers and wine. The staff are friendly and the service is good. The one down side is that when the restaurant is busy it gets very noisy, but I would recommend it for a foodie night out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 11 April 2017

Really great menu and service was good too - tapas brought out within 15 minutes of ordering. Good range of ales, lagers and wines. Service staff were friendly too. We will be going back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 7 April 2017

Great little find. This was our Second visit. Friendly staff. Happy atmosphere. Good variety of food. Quick service and reasonable value.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Celebrated early Mothers Day with lunch. Every one of us enjoyed our food (except one fussy faddy child). There was a great choice, the service was friendly and helpful and managed unusual dietry requirements with aplomb. The restaurant has a good feel and it was no surprise that it was busy. Even though it was busy there was no delay in service and we were impressed that they coped with a family of nine so well (we did book in advance).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Kid-friendly
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 22 February 2017

Always a very friendly place to eat, the staff are very polite and helpful.
The food is very tasty which keeps me going back on a regular basis

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive
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food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Good food and good service. Stylish venue that offers a great experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 1 February 2017

I eat here at least once a month the food is always delicious and the staff are always friendly. One of the best place I have ever dined in👍 Well done Vida Comida 5 stars from me and my friends *

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Tapas, Quick Bite
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food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 26 January 2017

Went for my mother's birthday, although I had been before previously, rustic setting main dining room and cosy side nook with comfy chairs and a fireplace in the room where the bar is for coffee and chat. Food is delicious and pretty authentic seeing as the chefs are actually Spanish, but be aware most of the tapas dishes are pretty big and made for two rather than one. Good wine list, good selection of coffees and changing dessert board. Staff are friendly and professional. Has a garden but I've not been out there so can't comment on what it's like. Good parking literally 20ft from the door. All in all 10/10 would eat there again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tapas, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Bath)·Dined on 20 January 2017

As always, ate too much and drank too much but excellent evening as always, great new stuffed squid addition to menu, very tender...house red recommended too..

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 13 January 2017

Very friendly staff, good food, lovely atmosphere. I eat here on a regular basis with friends, the food is alway fresh and tasty I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Tapas, Authentic, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 10 January 2017

A return visit to this little gem in Sherborne.
Excellent value, superb tapas. Something for everyone on the menu; all served in lovely surroundings and with attentive (but not intrusive) and enthusiastic owner.

Will be back and will become a family favourite I know.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 28 December 2016

As most of the other reviews , we enjoyed our first visit and loved the freshly prepared tapas and over ordered . Would certainly recommend Vida Comida and excellent restaurant for a large party . Certainly will be returning .

Tags: Tapas, Casual
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food5
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 (Jersey)·Dined on 3 December 2016

Having had lunch here we decided to also have dinner as we wanted to sample more of the menu! Everything was delicious and we had friendly efficient service.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2016

What a fantastic place Viva Comida is! We took our daughter and her friends for her birthday and were looked after from the moment we arrived. The staff were attentive , the food was delicious and the birthday cake perfect! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Tapas
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Bristol)·Dined on 11 November 2016

Lovely food, hot & spicy. Good attentive service . Beautiful building lots lf space &comfy area. Need to book.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Spicy, Outstanding Value, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tapas, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 26 October 2016

Zfantastic food lovely atmosphere, staff well knowledge on gluten free options amazing cocktails

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Tapas
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food5
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service5
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 18 October 2016

I was recommended to Vida Comida by a friend and it certainly lived up to my expectations. We arrived early so had cocktails in the bar, during which, we were brought a selection of delicious food to try, so unexpected and appreciated. The main event was spectacular and we were very well looked after throughout the whole meal. Only sad to say, we couldn't manage a pudding, although they looked amazing. We will definitely come again and have already booked for a few weeks time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Casual
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Bath)·Dined on 7 October 2016

Visited with a group of friends and had a fabulous evening of excellent tapas matched with some great wines...

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun
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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 3 July 2016

Great selection of food and drinks

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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 18 June 2016

Really enjoyed ambience.Great food.
We liked the music and place felt very Spanish

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 8 March 2016

Waitress who served us should be commended on being very helpful. She took time and sat down with us and explained the dishes that were on offer. Recommended how many dishes to order and gave honest opinions as to what the dishes were like as she had tried them.
We were the only people in the restaurant at the time but the atmosphere did not make it feel that way.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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food5
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value4

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 29 February 2016

We wanted to try something different and this certainly fit the bill, wonderful selection of tapas and a great waiter who helped us with how much we should order. Great tasty food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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value3

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 4 February 2016

waitress was extremely helpful, loved presentation and wide variety of dishes, liked that you could have as much or as little as you liked, warm and comfortable, beautiful music you could believe you were in Spain, not rushed we could take our time and we were even offered a "doggy bag".

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Always enjoy a visit to Vida Comida, especially when a special family gathering

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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food5
ambience4
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 (London)·Dined on 3 January 2018

The food was really delicious. On first thoughts a bit pricey but, then, given the excellent food worth the cost.

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